It’s Friday-hurray! Time to relax and enjoy some good food and nerve-soothing beverages. Each week I’ll share a recipe for either a tasty little dish or some alcohol-laced drinkies that go nicely with a laid-back coastal lifestyle. If it’s been a particularly trying week, I’ll include a recipe for both!
This week’s recipe is one that I had for dinner Thursday. I found it in a Food and Wine magazine forever ago and finally decided to make it for dinner. It is a Bobby Flay recipe, and even though his arrogance annoys me, every now and then I like his food.
Country Ham and Mango Salad by Bobby Flay
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon molasses
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 ounces mesclun greens (8 cups)
2 ripe mangoes, peeled and thinly sliced
4 ounces thinly sliced country ham or prosciutto
In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar with the mustard
and molasses; season with salt and pepper. Add the olive oil in a thin
stream, whisking until emulsified.
In a large bowl, toss the greens and mangoes with two-thirds
of the dressing. Transfer the salad to a platter and top with the ham.
Drizzle the remaining dressing over the ham and serve.
I used prosciutto because I love its saltiness, especially with sweet fruits like mangoes. I also just plated the mango and prosciutto on the side of the greens instead of tossing it in with the dressing- your choice. If you’re looking for a light, refreshing salad that’s quick to make, this is it.
I look forward to sharing more recipes, especially with the weather warming back up. Now that it’s Spring, the warm weather has inspired me to seek out fresh foods and light dishes. And of course, what would life near the beach be without some fruity frou frou drinks?! Stay tuned, they’re coming!
Take care and enjoy the weekend,
Follow Up (Friday 1:45PM)
Okay, this salad was so tasty that I made it again for lunch today. Man, if you have good, juicy mangoes-MMMMMMMMMMM! Love them! Anyways, so today I took a picture of it. I’m no food stylist, but don’t the colors look appetizing together?! Enjoy!